This is a tough subject, mostly because it's one we shouldn't have to talk about. We shouldn't have to wonder if victims of sexual violence are going to be shamed by their communities and trapped in their insecurities. We shouldn't have to wonder if they'll get their day in court, or that when they do whether or not a convicted assailant will be rightly sentenced or get off because it'll "ruin their reputation". But before we ever get to that point, victims shouldn't be afraid of stigma or shame when needing to report a sexual assault. The truth is, though states should be responsible enough to come together to draft a standard bill of rights for sexual assault victims - but the states are too interested in myriad other things to do something so important and profound. This is one time I can say, even as a right-leaning libertarian, the federal government has both the means and responsibility to draft meaningful legislation to protect and provide for sexual assault victims.